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Children have the right to learn to write

February 18, 2012
Daily Press


Why is it that when something works good, it gets challenged?

Influential people in our education system are suggesting, by reducing the time spent to teach cursive writing; it will allow additional time to concentrate on more of today's "push-push" criteria. We must be cautious to not drop the ball on this one too quickly. Every child is "entitled" to learn, and well.

Whether it be computer basics or basic cursive writing, they both will follow them throughout their lifetime.

"Legal" signatures are required, not X's on checkbook lines, marriage licenses, mortgages, deeds, etc.

If writing was abolished will this just be another scheme, ripe for forgery con-artists? Is printing worth the risk?

The ability to write is an art form of an individuals personal identity; similar to DNA or fingerprints theoretically.

No two people are alike; that's why each and everyone of us are so very special.

Our children carry our hopes and dreams with them as they reach for the stars.

Place the "right to write" in their small little hands and just watch and see what they can be.

Valerie L Destrampe




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